North Carolina's health director says a statewide standing prescription for a drug that can block potentially fatal overdoses of heroin or OxyContin could save scores of additional lives annually.
Officers in Boiling Spring Lakes used Naloxone for the first time over the weekend.
The quick response of a Wilmington Police officer and Naloxone are being credited with saving the life of a 34-year-old woman.
The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says issuing a narcotic overdose antidote to its patrol deputies has already saved a life.
An injection that could instantly save a person overdosing on drugs will soon be in the hands of Brunswick County Deputies.
As heroin addiction rises, so do concerns about deadly overdoses.
US Attorney General Eric Holder says with heroin overdoses increasing by 45% between 2006 and 2010, something needs to be done to combat this deadly drug.